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Entries for April 2011

Singapore Sports Council’s Let’s Play Movement Gets S$5 Million Boost From Coca-Cola Singapore


The Let’s Play movement is receiving a S$5 million boost as the Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and Coca-Cola team up to bring more sporting fun to the local communities in Singapore.

 

The five-year partnership (from 2011 to 2015) will see the SSC and Coca-Cola working together to increase participation in sporting activities at the grassroots level in Singapore.

 

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SSC Venues to be Used as Rally Sites


 
From 28 April 2011 to 5 May 2011, a total of 14 Singapore Sports Council (SSC) facilities island-wide will be designated for use at selected times as rally sites for the Singapore General Election (GE) 2011.

 

SSC facilities to be used as rally site for GE

 
Choa Chu Kang stadium will one of the SSC facilities used as rally sites for the Singapore General Election (GE). (Photo: SSC)
 
From 28 April 2011 to 5 May 2011, a total of 14 Singapore Sports Council (SSC) facilities island-wide will be designated for use at selected times as rally sites for the Singapore General Election (GE) 2011.

Thirteen SSC stadiums, as well as the Delta Hockey Field, will be designated for use as rally sites at selected times by political parties who are campaigning in this year’s GE from 28 April 2011 to 7 May 2011.

Although these fields will be closed to all bookings for sports activities, members of the public may still continue using the running tracks during the stadiums’ normal operating hours, unless advised otherwise.

The affected public facilities and their designated schedule for use in support of the GE are listed in Annex A below. For a full list of SSC facilities and their respective operating hours, please visit the SSC website at www.ssc.gov.sg.

Members of the public can also call SSC’s Service Quality Hotline at 1800 344 1177
during office hours should they have any queries.
 

Dominant Tampines stroll to easy win

 

Tampines Rovers ran out to a comfortable 3-1 win in last night's AFC Cup Group G match against Hanoi T & T at the Jalan Besar stadium.

The win puts the Stags in a commanding position to qualify for the next round in the competition as they surge to second place, two points behind Thai champions Muang Thong United, who beat Maldives side Victory FC 4-0.


 

Mendy Double Seals Home Victory

 
Returning from suspension, Frederic Mendy’s brace ensured that Home United collected another three points despite another lacklustre performance.

Needing just six minutes to break the deadlock, Mendy pounced on an under hit back pass from the Geylang defence to race into the box and calmly rounded Geylang custodian Yazid Yasin before slotting the ball into an empty net.
 

YOG Boys Drawn Against Everton and Flamengo


 
With the participation of major teams such as Juventus FC, Newcastle United, Everton FC and CR Flamengo, the return of this 34-year-old tournament has been greeted with widespread support and enthusiasm.
 
Besides being able to catch the future stars of Europe and Brazil’s elite teams in action, fans will also be able to catch our Youth Olympic Games (YOG) football boys take to the Jalan Besar Stadium as they form the majority of the Singapore Under-16 team who will also be joined by our Singapore Under-15s in the tournament.
 

STTA’s Master Plan

 
Besides being the current world champions, Team Singapore’s current table tennis team has also ended the Olympic drought by winning the silver medal at the 2008 Olympics. Our national paddlers are truly a force to be reckoned with in every major international meet.

Therefore in a bid to ensure that the Singapore Table Tennis Association (STTA) can consistently produce world class players to maintain our nation’s fearsome reputation, the national sports association (NSA) has linked up with the People’s Association (PA) to form the National Network of Passion Table Tennis Clubs.
 

Silat’s Rising Stars

 

Apart from a good outing for our nation at the recently concluded 1st Asian Pencak Silat Championships, the tournament also showcased a clutch of young fiery teenagers, who in time will fly our flag high.

Our young athletes put up a dogged resistance and gave their opponents a tough time at the championships. Although many of them including Tertiary Silat Championships 2011 Best Female fighter Nurul Shafiqah did not make it pass the quarterfinals, they can all take pride from their gritty performances.

 

Jazreel wins BWAA Collegiate Bowler of the Year Award


Team Singapore’s Jazreel Tan, 21, was presented with the Bowling Writers Association of America’s (BWAA) Collegiate Bowler of the Year Award at the awards reception held on 20 April, in conjunction with the Intercollegiate Bowling Championships in Columbus, Georgia.

 

Record Turnout at Corporate Run


The eighth annual J.P. Morgan Corporate Challenge saw a record breaking turnout of 13,233 entrants from 403 companies this year, a 12-percent increase from 2010.  The 5.6 km (3.5 mile) road race which took place on 21 April was flagged off at the Esplanade Bridge by J.P. Morgan CEO, Philip Lee and Guest-of-Honour, Dr Vivian Balakrishnan, Minister for Community Development, Youth and Sports.
 

YOG Football Boys Get a New Coach from Japan



The Football Association of Singapore (FAS) announced on 20 April 2011 that former Cerezo Osaka Under-15 head coach Takuma Koga has been appointed as the new coach of the National Football Academy (NFA) Under-16 team, which mainly comprises of the squad from the 2010 Youth Olympic Games (YOG) bronze-medal winning side.

 

The Japanese, who will turn 42 at the end of April, boasts a distinguished career as a professional footballer, where he played alongside household names like Brazilian legend Dunga at Jubilo Iwata, with which he won the J-League titles in 1997 and 1999, as well as the J-League Cup in 1998.

 

As a coach, Koga holds the S License obtained in 2006, which is equivalent to the Asian Football Confederation (AFC) Pro Diploma - the highest coaching qualification in AFC. Former national striker Abdullah Noh will continue as the assistant coach to the team, while Kadir Yahya, the former national defender who led the boys at the YOG, will start grooming the newest intake of Singapore Sports School hopefuls as he assumes the role of the Under-13 coach.

 

 

Singapore Sports Institute gets its first executive director

 
The Singapore Sports Council (SSC) announced on 20 April the appointment of Associate Professor Fabian Lim Chin Leong as the Singapore Sports Institute’s (SSI) first Executive Director.

A/P Lim will commence his duties at the SSI from 1 June 2011. “I am delighted to have A/P Lim on board to realise our SSI’s vision of providing a world-class sports science, medicine and technology centre for our athletes.” said Mr Lim Teck Yin, CEO, Singapore Sports Council. 
 

Double Delight



Shooter Jasmine Ser won the Sportswoman of the Year while fellow shooter Gai Bin captured the Sportsman of the Year at the Singapore Sports Awards 2011.

 

Jasmine who bagged two gold and two silver medals for Singapore in the Commonwealth Games said, “This award will continue to spur me on as I aim to compete in the Olympics. No matter how tough and long the road is, I will persevere and continue to give my best.”

 

Fellow shooter Gai Bin was also recognised for his achievements. He became the first recipient of the Sportsman of the Year award since 2008.

 

Sean Lim Soars to New National Record



Seventeen year old Sean Lim became the first athlete in 27 years to break a national record at the National Inter-School Track and Field championships, when he cleared a height of 4.80 metres en route to winning gold in the Boys’ A Division Pole Vault.

 

The previous record had stood at 4.66m, set by Mok Hay Foo in May 1993. Sean’s personal best, and the national junior record, was 4.61m, cleared at the 2009 Singapore Junior Athletic Championships.
 

Since then, the Hwa Chong Institution student has gone on to achieve success at the regional youth level. Sean was the bronze medallist at the inaugural Asian Youth Games that same year, and won the gold at the ASEAN Schools Games in 2010. For that, he was named the Best Schoolboy athlete for Track and Field at the 40th National Colours Award presentation.

 

ADC Florianopolis Wins Inaugural Tiger Street Football Regional Tournament


The Tiger Street Football event, held at Ngee Ann City, along Orchard Road, saw two local and four invited international teams go head to head in the Regional Tournament, with a cash prize purse of USD5,000 up for grabs. ADC Florianopolis from Brazil lived up to their billing as favourites to win the tournament by defeating a spirited Thai Son Bac Futsal Club from Vietnam with a tight scoreline of 5-4.

 
As finalists of yesterday’s local competition, both On The Run and La Plata Jr B received the opportunity to compete against both ADC Florianopolis and Thai Son Back Futsal Club as well as Manchester Futsal Club from England and G H BANK.RBAC Futsal Team from Thailand.

 

First Fully Integrated Community Club and Sports Complex Opens Its Doors in Bukit Panjang



An eight-lane swimming pool, an infinity pool with jacuzzi and a children playground with water features, a sports hall for badminton, basketball and table tennis, two tennis courts, a street soccer court and two dance studios, the new Senja-Cashew Community Club (CC), located at 101 Bukit Panjang Road, will certainly support a wide range of interests and programmes for residents in the North West of the country.

 

The new CC, with a gross floor area of 6,818 square metres, is strategically located in the heart of Bukit Panjang Town and opposite Bukit Panjang Plaza was officially launched on Sunday, 17 April 2011 by Minister for Community Development, Youth & Sports Dr Vivian Balakrishnan.

 

Unstoppable Marlins are 2011 Netball Super League Champions



The Nike Marlins were crowded the NTUC FairPrice Foundation Netball Super League 2011 Champions on
Saturday, 16 April 2011, after they beat Blaze Dolphins 51-40 in the Grand Final at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall.

 

This season, the Marlins had already beaten the Dolphins 54-40 and 43-36 in the league and again in the semi-final 41-37, so it seemed a foregone conclusion before the game, as to where the winning trophy was headed.

 

However, it started off very tight with the Dolphins just a point down when the first quarter finished 12-11...

 

Singapore Youngsters Struggled at First Day of Asian Pencak Silat Championship


Current world champions Vietnam showed the crowd gathered at the Singapore Silat Federation just how good they were, as they knocked out four of our six Pesilats on Friday, 15 April 2011, the first day of fighting in the 1st Asian Pencak Silat championship.

 

Seen as a chance for Team Singapore Pesilats to gauge where they stand among their local rivals in the Silat arena, our Pesilats have much to do if they want to retain their title as Silat powerhouses come November when they head to the SEA games.

 

Lady luck smiles on Etoile

 
Etoile FC could not have wished for a better time to face fellow title challengers Home United. Reeling from the effects of injuries and surrendering their 25 game unbeaten run to SAFFC last week, the Protectors were not in the best shape.

A stop start game littered with petty fouls, the match seemed more like a legalised street brawl than a clash between two S.League powerhouses and title contenders.

With Home United already missing strikers Qiu Li and Suffian Anuar, the Etoile players seemed hell-bent on ensuring that former Etoile striker Frederic Mendy would be joining his strike partners on the treatment table. Countless wild tackles and cheap shots were left unpunished as Etoile prevented Home from playing any kind of football at all.
 

Daphne goes fourth


 
Get ready for another sibling duo tearing up the bowling scene. After Cherie Tan’s success in Slovenia on Tuesday, her sister Daphne is making her name known at the 37th MWA Thailand International Open.
 
Tan posted 1594 pinfalls in a nine game sequence with three games per set during the qualifiers, putting her comfortably into the fourth position within the mixed pool.
 

 

Meridian JC edge Raffles Institution for the Boys A Division Fencing Title


Lead by key national junior fencers over two days of competition, Meridian JC snatched the overall A division Men’s title from Raffles Insitution by 26 points. In the Women’s category, Raffles Institution narrowly beat Hwa Chong Institution by a mere 10 points to emerge overall champions.

National junior number one Justin Ong stood head and shoulders above the field of Men’s Foil fencers to emerge champion on 13 April. After breezing through the preliminary rounds, he eventually beat Benedict Lee from Meridian JC 15-6 in the finals. Justin, a year one Raffles Institution student said “it is a good feeling to win the A division men’s foil title and I hope to achieve more for my new school”. Asked if he felt any pressure to win the men’s foil title, he remarked “the pressure was self driven as I was determined from the start to perform well and I am very glad I managed to do it.” 

 

Meridian JC edge Raffles Institution for the Boys A Division Fencing Title

The young fencers from this event would be hoping to don the Singapore colours come November 2011 (Photo: SSC File Photo)

Lead by key national junior fencers over two days of competition, Meridian JC snatched the overall A division Men’s title from Raffles Insitution by 26 points. In the Women’s category, Raffles Institution narrowly beat Hwa Chong Institution by a mere 10 points to emerge overall champions.

National junior number one Justin Ong stood head and shoulders above the field of Men’s Foil fencers to emerge champion on 13 April. After breezing through the preliminary rounds, he eventually beat Benedict Lee from Meridian JC 15-6 in the finals. Justin, a year one Raffles Institution student said “it is a good feeling to win the A division men’s foil title and I hope to achieve more for my new school”. Asked if he felt any pressure to win the men’s foil title, he remarked “the pressure was self driven as I was determined from the start to perform well and I am very glad I managed to do it.” 

 

Cherie Strikes Gold


 
Team Singapore bowler Cherie Tan kept her cool and bagged a cool 4,800 euros (S$8,746) as she emerged as the Women’s champion in the EBT Masters 2011 held in Ljubljana, Slovenia after 7 games in the round robin competition.

 

Cherie had nothing going her way as she experienced a string of unfortunate events that included a flight delay and missing bowling equipment en route to Ljubljana. Despite having to bowl with new balls, which she had to drill and then re-drill again, Cherie remained focused on the task at hand and beat her European opponents with ease.

 

Netballers fight for Semis


 
While netball played by 15 to 16 years olds might not get the same attention as national level netball, the B Division Girl’s quarter-finals had all the intensity of a high level tournament.

This intensity, on 12 April, had been distilled into eight teams, all of whom had fought their way from the original 16 to emerge as the best of the best in their groups. 

 

Strong turnout as fencers aim for SEA Games spot


With the Southeast Asian (SEA) games fast approaching, the National Fencing Trials 2011 saw a strong turnout as local fencers battled for coveted national points and the chance to be on the plane to Indonesia come November.

Having already disposed of national number one Lim Wei Wen in the semi-finals, Men’s epee Wang Zhi Hua showed true grit and determination as he overcame severe cramps to follow up his stunning victory in the semis by dispatching Samson Lee in the finals with a score of 15-10. An exhausted Zhihua said after the finals, “The long day of competition eventually caught up with me but I’m very pleased to have pulled through. This win will give me a big boost to train and compete hard, in order to make the team for SEA Games.”

 

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Dolphins get another shot at the Marlins


Dusting themselves off from Saturday’s semi-final defeat to the Marlins, the Dolphins dispatched the Stingrays with relative ease to earn themselves another shot at the Marlins in the grand finals this Saturday, 16 April. 

Coming straight out of the blocks, the Dolphins took the sting out of the Stingrays by whipping them 19-7 in the first quarter. Even with ace goal shooter Tan Hui Yan sitting this game out due to a knee injury, the Dolphins always maintained at least a 10-point lead over the Stingrays right till the final few minutes.

 

Marlins Spear Dolphins for a Spot in the Final



The Blaze Dolphins did not give the Nike Marlins an easy time when they faced each other at the NTUC FairPrice Foundation Netball Super League Semi-Final match, held at the Toa Payoh Sports Hall on 9 April. This exciting and evenly contested netball match went right down to the wire, with the Marlins winning 41-37.

 

STTA 80th Anniversary Fundraiser A Smashing Success

 
On a night that lauded the Singapore Table Tennis Association’s (STTA) 80 years of commitment and diligence in the development of the sport, there was also a glimpse to a very promising future ahead for Singapore’s young paddlers.

STTA’s 80th Anniversary fundraising dinner, held on 8 April at the Island Ballroom, Shangri- La Hotel was graced by the who’s who in the local table tennis community, with the likes of 1985 Sea Games gold medallist Patricia Kim and current World No. 6 Feng Tianwei, all making appearances.
 

Warriors Top Table


Countless misplaced passes, a constant barrage of long hopeful punts up the field and numerous fouls committed, the much anticipated “uniform derby” failed to live up to its hype.

The scrappy two nil win over Home United sent the Singapore Armed Forces Football club (SAFFC) to the top but with the best chances falling to Home United, they were left to rue their missed chances as they surrendered top spot.
 

Olympic Hopefuls Head to the UK


With the Olympic Games only a year away, Team Singapore’s preparations has stepped up a notch as our country’s best medals prospects will be heading to England’s, Surrey Sports Park in July, for a three week training camp.

This training camp is one of two organised and funded by the Singapore Sports Council (SSC). A total of 40 athletes and 26 officials from badminton, shooting, table tennis and swimming will be making the trip with another six support staff from the Singapore Sports Institute. 
 

Archery and Fencing on the small screen

 
The Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and StarHub are collaborating for the second year running to broadcast the National School Games (NSG) on StarHub’s sports channel SuperSports Arena (Starhub TV Channel 201), available free to all StarHub TV customers.

 

 

Singapore Rugby Clubs Join the Japan Aid Effort



On Friday 11 March,
Japan’s cataclysmic earthquake set off a chain reaction felt around the world.  Immediately after this tragedy struck, leaders between the Singapore Cricket Club (SCC) Rugby Section and Singapore Japanese Rugby Football Club (SJRFC) met to formulate a fund-raising campaign. 

 

Come Saturday 9 April, these two clubs will take the field in a Charity Rugby Match held at the SCC Padang, kicking off at 5:00 pm in front of an estimated crowd of 1,000.  Opening remarks will be delivered by Japanese Ambassador to Singapore, Mr. Yoichi Suzuki. Food and Refreshments will be available all afternoon, and access is free to the public. 

 

Thumbs Up for Youth Olympic Mural Display at Esplanade Station



Unveiled on 4 April 2011 by the Land Transport Authority (LTA), the Youth Olympic Mural, a stunning visual legacy from the first-ever Youth Olympic Games (YOG) hosted by Singapore in 2010, is now on permanent display at the entrance to the Esplanade MRT Station (facing Esplanade Exchange).

 

Thousands of commuters travelling daily on the Circle Line through Esplanade Station will be able to view the 13m by 2.5m Youth Olympic Mural that is made up of ceramic tiles created by the Young Olympians, members of the YOG workforce and the Whampoa Ceramic Club (WCC).

 

Featuring 3,088 ceramic tiles in all, the idea of the tile mosaic mural was part of our country’s bid proposal in 2008 to host the first YOG.   

 

Archery and Fencing on the small screen

 
The Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore Sports Council (SSC) and StarHub are collaborating for the second year running to broadcast the National School Games (NSG) on StarHub’s sports channel SuperSports Arena (Starhub TV Channel 201), available free to all StarHub TV customers.

 

 

COEs A Must At All Local S.League Clubs

 

In line with the FAS Strategic Plan 2010-2015, all local S.League clubs must operate their club Centre of Excellence (COE) U-14, U-16 and U-18 programmes from 2011 onwards. This was told to the S.League club chairmen by Football Association of Singapore (FAS) President Zainudin Nordin at a briefing session held on 4 April 2011.

 

Once the clubs are ready, they will be expected to run the Under-8, Under-10 & Under-12 age-groups in the clubs COE programme. As part of the FAS Strategic Plan 2010-2015, FAS now operates three Junior COEs for Under-8, Under-10 and Under-12.

 

Silat Community’s Fighting Spirit

There was a stunning display of martial arts at the Silat Centre of Excellence on 3 April, but just as impressive was the roar of community spirit as supporters came out in droves to cheer at the 10th Tertiary Silat Championship (TSC) 2011.

Over the sound of drum beats and rousing chants, 22 teams from the four polytechnics, three universities, Institutes of Technical Education, the Millennia Institute and Auckland Institute of Technology (AUT) did battle to be crowned champions.

 

Capacity Crowd TAKE ACTION and Show Support


Aided by former Japanese internationals, Take Action With Albirex Niigata came out 7-2 winners against the S.League All Stars in front of a capacity crowd at the Jalan Besar stadium.

However, the biggest and real winners from this game would be the Japanese tsunami and earthquake efforts, as all proceeds from this S.League Cares, TAKE ACTION With Albirex Niigata Singapore Charity Match went towards it.
 

Hariss to Captain S.League All-Stars Team

 

Our national U-23 captain Hariss Harun will be leading a very different team out of the tunnel on 2nd April. In a charity football match between the S.League All-Stars and Take Action with Albirex Niigata, Hariss Harun was handed the honour of being captain of our S.League All-Stars team.

Coached by three-time S.League Coach of the Year, Richard Bok of SAFFC, the S.League All-Stars will be featuring foreign talents such as Vitor Borges De Souza of Balestier Khalsa and Jordan Webb of Hougang United together with the likes of local favourites Fazrul Nawaz and Shaiful Esah of SAFFC.

The S.League All-Stars team is a blend of local and foreign players plying their trade in the S.League, they will be playing an Albirex Niigata side reinforced by internationally acclaimed footballers such as Masaaki Sawanobori and Masakiyo Maezono. One of Asia’s most recognisable footballers , Hidetoshi Nakata will also be part of the Albirex side.

The match will kick off at 5 pm at the Jalan Besar stadium and tickets are on sale today at the Albirex Niigata Singapore office at the Jurong East stadium and also at the FAS office located at the Jalan Besar stadium. Tickets are priced at $6 for the gallery seats and $12 for grandstand seats.

 

Team Singapore Netballers Ready for Battle


 
With global eyes focused on Singapore once again from 3 to 10 July 2011 when the Lion City plays hosts to the World Netball Championships, the pressure will certainly be on Team Singapore as they go up against the world’s best netball nations. 
 
Captain and Team Singapore goal keeper Jean Ng certainly needs no reminders of the task at hand and the odds will surely be stacked against the team she leads out to do battle at the Singapore Indoor Stadium, the venue for the quadrennial event. Team Singapore have been drawn into a pool which include Jamaica, Botswana and South Africa.
 
Ng’s experience and leadership on the court will be vital for Singapore’s performance and progress during the event. She already has almost 80 international appearances to her name, and has been a mainstay in the national set-up since 1999, when she made her debut in national colours at the 1999 World Championships which was held in Christchurch. She is also the captain of the Nike Marlins, a team which plays in the Netball Super League (NSL) and which have started the 2011 season on a bright note.
 
 

President S R Nathan Opens the National Equestrian Park


The Equestrian Federation of Singapore (EFS) opened its new home, the National Equestrian Park, on 31 March 2011 by President S R Nathan. This newly opened S$6 million National Equestrian Park (NEP) off Andrew Road houses more than just horses; it also includes an on-site academy, a rehabilitation centre and a hospital.

The opening of the National Equestrian Park heralds the realisation of a 25-hectare “Equestrian Zone”, combining the Singapore Polo Club, Riding for the Disabled, and the National Equestrian Park.  The NEP creates opportunities for Singaporeans who want to ride or learn vocational skills at the on-site Academy. It aims to create an eco-system of the sport where some come to ride, many to watch or enjoy a day with ponies and others to work and learn.  

 

Singapore Silat Gear Up for Sea Games 2011


In the world of Pencak Silat, Singapore is counted as one of the powerhouses of the sport. This right to claim the title will be challenged on home ground from 14 to 17 April when seven other nations face-off at the Bedok Sports Hall for the 1st Asian Pencak Silat Championship.
 
Doing the Republic proud will be no easy task for the Silat practitioners as they will be up against tough contenders like Malaysia, Vietnam and Thailand, among others. Guiding the team will be just as difficult. This job however, falls on the broad shoulders of coach, Hidayat Hosni. 
 

Team Singapore fencer Cheryl Wong fancies a SEA Games medal

 
After having recently bagged the silver medal at the Asian Junior Fencing Championships in March, Cheryl Wong has her eyes set on the gold at the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games to be held this November in Indonesia.
 
While the 20-year-old was humble about her individual performance at the Asian Junior Fencing Championships, Wong was brimming with confidence when she spoke about her team which conquered the Women’s Team Foil event in the last two SEA games running, where fencing was contested, in 2005 and 2007.
 

The World of Sport Unites for Japan

 
Ever since Japan was struck by the biggest quake in her history, she has received support from all over the world. With specialist personnel flying in from around the world, much needed relief efforts flooding in and the support of many others, Japan is still reeling from the disaster.
 
It is times like these that see people putting aside their differences and uniting for one common goal; to help and support. The world of sports is certainly doing its part, from football to baseball and Formula One, everyone is certainly doing their part and the sports scene in Singapore is certainly chipping in too.
 
 

Coaches’ Corner: Noraida Abdul Malik



There are big fish in a small pond, and then there are the Nike Marlins. Coached by Noraida Abdul Malik, the team has become a team to be reckoned with and appear to be almost invincible for the Netball Super League 2011 season.
 
The Marlins, as of the eighth round of the Netball Super League, have won seven out of eight matches and the only match that they lost was only by a one-point margin. And part of the team’s success has to be attributed to their coach. 
 
Noraida knows a thing or two about netball form her own days in the court. She was,afterall the Singapore’s most capped netballer when she retired in 1999, having represented Singapore in a number of international competitions, including two Asian Netball Championships in 1990 and 1993 and three World Championships in 1991, 1995 and her swansong in 1999.
 
Beginning her coaching career ten years ago with the Singapore National Under-19 team, Noraida has gone on to coach one of the most formidable forces in the League. But she remains modest though, and when asked about whether they would meet with another upset as the league continues she said, “The ball is round, so anything can happen. So I hope the team will continue to play to their best.”